What Treatments are Available for Anxiety & What Research is There Around Cannabis?

Note: The information given on this page is not medical advice and should not be relied on in this way. Individuals wanting medical advice on this issue should consult a health professional.

Many Australians live with anxiety and the associated symptoms that often come with it, such as insomnia, trembling, an overactive mind and tightness in the stomach. This anxiety can have a dramatic impact on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, preventing us from living a healthy and active daily lifestyle.

With over two million Australians looking for support to overcome feelings of anxiety, standard pharmaceutical medications aren’t always helpful. In recent years, there’s been much more research done around the efficacy of using cannabis to treat anxiety.

How does cannabis interact with the endocannabinoid system, and what does this mean for anxiety?

The endocannabinoid system regulates mood, sleep, memory and appetite. Cannabis has the potential to replicate the effects of other antipsychotic pharmaceuticals. There is still much research taking place around cannabis’s potential for treating anxiety through encouraging:

  • Improved relaxation
  • Better sleep
  • Sense of calm
  • Less nightmares
  • Reduced replay of negative memories

If your daily life is being affected by anxiety, it’s recommended that you seek advice from a mental health professional before seeking alternative treatments.

Book a telehealth appointment online at Balnce

Balnce uses telehealth services to connect doctors with people experiencing anxiety in Australia, as well as other conditions such as PTSDinsomniaepilepsy and migraines. The doctor will assess your condition and prescribe whatever treatment they deem most appropriate for your specific circumstances. Balnce’s doctors are experienced in prescribing medicinal cannabis.

During your online telehealth consultation, the doctor will ask you questions about your medical history to gain a clear understanding of your condition. Feel free to ask questions throughout the consultation process – Balnce telehealth services are confidential.

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